Collecting Big Barda and More!
Warrior servant to Apokolips and minion of Darkseid, Big Barda is one of DC's strongest female characters but also one of the most overlooked. Current rumors have her romance with Mr. Miracle as the plot for the upcoming New Gods film.
Barda does not have a vast catalogue of comics or covers worth collecting or speculating on but I think now is the time to buy at low, low prices and hold. The Eternals books continually creep up every day, the same will happen for Barda books.
Here are my pics, Enjoy!
OK this is a confusing one. I have seen Barda's first listed here as a contest pinup. What is strange is that she IS in the book, nude and not drawn by Kirby. I have seen it listed as released in 1971. It is listed as her first in a few places but I don't see how it could predate Miracle Man 4 which was released in late 1971. Here is why I want it though, she is not in her armor and it's a super rare publication.
First appearance of Big Barda
At this point this is the book to own. High grade Mister Miracle is only going to grow as we inch closer and closer to a film.
First Big Barda Cover
This one doesn't exactly paint Barda in a positive light. Forced to watch the torture of her love is not something that would really go ever well these days!
This is probably one of the rarest Barda books/figures out there. Look for it sealed if possible.
This DC Direct three pack could also see a rise in demand as time goes on.
In my opinion this is one of the best Barda covers and it's kind of hard to find in NM online. There are newsstands of this but I have yet to see one.
I would look for a newsstand of this but a Dodson Barda is on my list for sure!
First appearance of Big Breeda
Well you can't have a Barda without a Breeda! I didn't even know she existed. It is possible she makes the movie but likely in a small role.
After the books above the pickins are slim. Here are the remaining covers I personally like and want to own.
Here is a more in depth article to check out from CBSI writer Skot Whitman
and back to the regular pics…
First appearance of Scarlet Spider-Ham and an unknown black costume Spider-Ham?!
Have you seen what Peter Porker, Spider-Ham 2099 and Pork Grind's first are going for? If they can do that well why not Deadpork?
First appearance of Deadpork
Breaking Bad: All bad Things
First comic appearance
A new movie means everything Bad will get hot again. This comic is a straight up ghost.
First published He-Man Comic?
For a while now I have noticed that the first toy mini comic ( He-Man and the Power Sword ) is often presented as the first He-Man mini comic. The problem is that the first volume of mini comics and the variant for the first aren't comics at all. They are really just picture books with no comic content.
This book is the first toy insert to be a comic and it predates the actual comic book first of DC Presents 47. With a live action eventually set to happen figuring this out is pretty important!
First appearance ( cameo ), first full appearance of Brian Banner
It is certainly time to be looking at Immortal Hulk keys. At this point I think Brian Banner's first is worth the effort. These are cheap books of little risk.
I haven't heard too much buzz on this Mike Oeming GN but Amazon is adapting it.
First ( and only? ) modern appearance of the Elementals
First comic appearance of Nancy Drew
Nancy is getting a movie. Young female characters are all the rage these days so there is a good chance Nancy becomes very popular once again.
And finally, are you looking for the first appearance of White Widow? Well the NYCC preview has multiple covers. But the best one is still available!
https://www.sorahsuhng.com/product-page/nycc-exclusive-white-widow-issue-1still available here!